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Remoteness and Modernity

Transformation and Continuity in Northern Pakistan
by Shafqat Hussain

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Pub Date: 2015
Format: Hardback with bw illus.
Pages: 280 pp.
Size: 6.50 x 9.75 inches

ISBN: 9780300205558
TB Code: 2004628
Availability: 35 in stock

A penetrating anthropological inquiry into remote areas as understood by their inhabitants and by the outsiders who encounter them

This groundbreaking book is the first sustained anthropological inquiry into the idea of remote areas. Shafqat Hussain examines the surprisingly diverse ways the people of Hunza, a remote independent state in Pakistan, have been viewed by outsiders over the past century. He also explores the Hunza people's perceptions of British colonialists, Pakistani state officials, modern-day Westerners, and others, and how the local people used their remote status strategically, ensuring their own interests were served as they engaged with the outside world.